Keystone RV Announces 2nd Winner in Contest

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Jennifer Russell and her five children Jennifer Russell of Pittsburgh is the recipient of a new Passport trailer as the latest winner in Keystone RV Co.’s “Rediscover America RV Giveaway.” According to a press release, Russell was the second winner selected at random in the national sweepstakes. “I don’t believe you,” said Russell when informed by phone that she had won the trailer. “I feel so bad. I just kept repeating that and then starting crying and shaking. Just a week before... Read more

Summit Sets Path for Protecting National Parks

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Recognizing a growing need to unite the advocates, partners and supporters of national parks gathered last week in Washington, D.C. to attend America’s Summit on National Parks. According to a press release, the Summit was a first of its kind event established in coordination with the National Park Service (NPS) through a partnership of the National Park Foundation (NPF), the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA). The two-day summit,... Read more

Keystone Names New Fuzion Product Manager

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Tim Markel Keystone RV Co.’s Fuzion toy hauler division announced today (Jan. 31) the appointment of Tim Markel as product manager, according to a press release. A 10-year industry veteran, Markel most recently served as Keystone Raptor district sales manager for the east and southwest. “Based on the excitement we see at early retail shows, the Fuzion line is dialed-in for success,” says Markel. “Fuzion’s new travel trailer and fifth-wheel floorplans, and industry-first Vizion full-basement... Read more

RVDA: Notices Required for FEMA Trailer Sales

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RV dealerships have recently been investigated for failing to pass along a required federal disclosure certificate when they resell FEMA units, according to the  latest issue of RV Executive Today. The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) reminded members that they are legally required to pass along the “Useable Travel Trailer Certificate” notice informing buyers that these FEMA units aren’t intended to be permanent housing. The RV trailers that FEMA bought after Hurricane... Read more

PRVCA Begins Selling Show Space for Hershey

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The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) recently released America’s Largest RV Show’s 2012 Show Drawing Kit and the organization reported that space reservations are rolling in. According to a news release, the deposit deadline to participate in the drawing is April 2 and the actual show drawing will be held May 9 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. The show will run Sept. 10-16. As the first show to display 2013 products, America’s Largest RV Show is an important event to... Read more

RVDA: OEM’s Question Site’s Pricing Accuracy

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RV manufacturers are telling the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) that online dealer pricing figures released recently to consumers by are inaccurate, according to RVDA’s RV Executive Today online newsletter. In addressing a press release generated by, RVDA reports that the one-year-old website is now listing what it claims are invoice prices and suggested manufacturer retail prices for several brands from Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc., Keystone... Read more

RV Education 101 Releases Second E-Magazine

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RV Education 101 today announced that the second issue of its new monthly RV Consumer e-magazine has been released. “The response to our new free RV Consumer e-Magazine has been tremendous. And the positive feedback we received from readers is reinforced by the increase in our e-news stats and subscriber base,” said Mark Polk, owner of the RV training video and information company. “After publishing only three issues of the new e-magazine we are excited with the early results.... Read more

Pinnacle Park Homes See Rise in January Sales

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Pinnacle Park Homes Inc., a park model and camping cabin manufacturer based in Ochlocknee, Ga., reported an increase in year-over-year sales in January. According to a press release, this month’s sales have surpassed January totals from 2010 and 2011. “While 2010 and 2011 were very good years for Pinnacle Park Homes, we can see 2012 being even better,” said Sales Manager Andy Davis. “We are continuing to add new floorplans that meet the needs of campground owners.” Owner Randy Stewart... Read more

South Carolina Parks Aiming for Self-Sufficiency

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After a yearlong review, South Carolina’s 47 state parks will remain within the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism with a goal of making park operations pay for themselves by the end of next year, The Associated Press reported. When Gov. Nikki Haley took office last year, she asked for a review of the parks system with an eye toward whether the parks might be more efficiently administered by the state Department of Natural Resources. After traveling from the mountains to the sea... Read more’s Traffic from Mobile Devices Increases

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment, a leading Internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, reports that its RV shopper traffic has increased more than 30% in January 2012 as compared with one year prior, and that RV shoppers that visited the site from mobile devices increased by more than 150%. According to a press release, also reported that U.S.-based website traffic increased 30 percent year-over-year from 2010 to 2011 and website traffic from Canada was up a significant 40%. In total, users... Read more

Connecticut Couple Runs Kids’ Camp on Wheels

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Weston, Conn., resident Lyn Kimberly and her husband, Chris, took a giant gamble in the summer of 2005 when they left their corporate jobs and created a new family life on the American open road. The Daily Weston reported that with their two daughters, they hiked through Yellowstone, Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. And that family journey changed the couple’s lives forever as they turned their love for the outdoors into a new career path. They created their own summer camp on wheels to... Read more

Schedule for Next Distance Learning Course Set

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The next RV Technician Distance Learning Course, RV Liquid Propane Systems, will run Feb. 20 through March 25, according to a press release. The course, held online through Northampton Community College in partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreational Vehicle and Camping Association (PRVCA), dissects the second of the three major systems found in recreation vehicles. Since propane is flammable, safety precautions are emphasized throughout the entire course. Curriculum studies the properties... Read more

RVIA PR Staff Helps Promote Local Retail Shows

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Traffic at January RV show The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) recent local RV retail show publicity efforts have resulted in show information and RV lifestyle stories being published in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo.; Ft. Myers, Fla.; Allentown, Pa.; Lake Charles, La.; and Tampa, Fla. According to a press release, more show coverage in the coming weeks is expected in Boston, Jacksonville, Fla., Houston, Minneapolis and Richmond, Va. RVIA said that coverage has been positive... Read more

CrossRoads, Jellystone Honor Troops, Families

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Boo Boo and Yogi get a chance to thank Roger Barry, (left), Fremont, Ind., Jellystone park owner, and Don Emahiser, president of CrossRoads RV, for making Operation Appreciation a huge success. Twenty-six military families enjoyed CrossRoads RV’s hospitality this past summer in “Operation Appreciation”. According to a press release, CrossRoads RV partnered with Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort at Barton Lake in Fremont, Ind., to offer free lodging for members of the... Read more

Hall of Fame ’12 40th Anniversary Class Elected

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The RV/MH Heritage Foundation has elected the 2012 40th anniversary class into the RV/MH Hall of Fame. Since its beginning in 1972, the Hall of Fame has honored over 350 leaders of the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing with induction into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in recognition to their significant and lasting contributions to the greater good of their segment of the industries. The RV/MH Hall of Fame and its related archival library of literature and photographs and its museum of... Read more

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